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India Couture Week 2018: These Tarun Tahiliani dresses are perfect for modern brides who want subtle skin showing

Fashion Designer Tarun Tahiliani showed his couture and occasion-wear collection, In Elysium, on day one of India Couture Week 2018. Scroll through to see the designer’s light and airy bridal cocktail lehengas, anarkalis and concept sarees perfect for the modern bride.

fashion and trends Updated: Jul 26, 2018 15:16 IST
Sanya Panwar
Sanya Panwar
Hindustan Times
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Tarun Tahiliani’s collection, titled In Elysium, at the India Couture Week 2018 was a modern take (light and airy dresses with subtle skin-baring) on traditional, majestic silhouettes (rich textures) that are a perfect fit for modern brides. (Raajessh Kashyap/HT Photo)

While Tarun Tahiliani might not be the first designer one thinks of when they think modern and minimal, the ace designer’s opening show at India Couture Week , presented by Hindustan Times and Sunil Sethi Design Alliance, on Wednesday at Taj Palace, New Delhi, proved that subtlety is painfully chic when done right.

From fashionable, feminine, and most importantly, beautifully bridal cocktail lehengas and concept sarees to intricately embellished anarkalis with down-to-there décolletage, Tarun Tahiliani’s collection, titled In Elysium, is a modern take (light and airy dresses with subtle skin-baring) on traditional, majestic silhouettes (rich textures) that are a perfect fit for modern brides. Luxe fabrics, impeccable craftsmanship, and elegant simplicity were hallmarks of this collection, which took the designer five months to create.

Tahiliani’s showstopper, actor Aditi Rao Hydari, dressed in a magical peach lehenga with strapless choli that would make any bride go weak at the knees. The all-over embellished ensemble was adorned with a 3D floral-embroidered train and somehow screamed sculptured, simplicity, and grandeur, at the same time. Aditi’s hair and make-up were kept sleek and simple, with a smooth, swept back low-bun held by sparky hair accessories for vintage accents. Aditi’s skin was soft and luminous with a subtle sheen of rose gold and lightly lashed eyes. Beauty and design for today’s bride.

While all of Tahiliani’s creations came with the same ethereal quality, we saw an assortment of silhouettes and colours. Making a case for lehengas, anarkalis, sharara sets and sarees in super calming blues, reds, pinks and a whisper of ivory, the designer mixed pretty feminine details like gorgeous laser-cut floral appliqués and all-over crystal beads infused with delicate stones, elegant feathers and metallics in unexpected, modern ways.

“Fabrics such as tulle and georgette add lightness and enhance movement, while the carefully hand-embroidered Swarovski crystals add twinkle to the clothing. Vivid bursts of three-dimensional floral span throughout the collection in the innovative crafting of ribbon-twisted organza, chiffon couching, twisted sheer silk, laser-cut textiles, and detailed applique can be seen on the panel of bridal and cocktail lehengas, concept saris, gowns, jackets, and modern saris layered in multi-dimensional detailing,” Tahiliani told Hindustan Times, before the show.

If you’re one for a stand-out effect choose from Swarovski crystals, intricate geometric embroidery, sequin and shine, delicate lace, or elaborate beadwork. To keep up that wanderlust appeal, such ornamentation was balanced by breezy shapes. On offer were skirts in flared silhouette and billowing bishop sleeves in sheer fabrics to more fitted shapes with dazzling elements to highlight the figure.

India Couture Week, presented by Hindustan Times and Sunil Sethi Design Alliance, will be on from July 25 to July 29, in Delhi.

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First Published: Jul 25, 2018 23:57 IST